Gardner prevails at the Algarve Grand Prix and achieves his fifth victory of the year. Fernandez completes an excellent Sunday for the team in second place.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rounded off the Algarve Grand Prix with the team’s seventh one-two of the season, as Remy Gardner won the race with Raul Fernandez second. The Australian earned his fifth victory of 2021 with an excellent showing, overcoming discomfort caused by a crash on Friday in Free Practice. Fernandez battled for the win with his teammate in Portugal and finally he was in the podium for the fourth time this season.
The Algarve Grand Prix started well for Remy Gardner who, after the first lap, held his second position. The Australian rider pushed to the maximum to prevent his teammate’s breakaway at the front, but he was overtaken by another rider, increasing the gap to the leader. Far from throwing in the towel on lap 9, Gardner got the place back and started reducing a gap of more than one second from first place. At the end of the contest, the Moto2 Red Bull KTM Ajo talent caught and overtook his teammate for the lead and got his fifth victory of the season.
After the Algarve Grand Prix, Gardner remains leader of the Moto2 World Championship with 305 points. Fernandez is second with 282. The season finale, where it will be decided which of the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders wins the title, will take place in Valencia from November 12-14th.
Remy Gardner said : “It was a great day for me. We took 25 much-needed points, and it was a very tough race for me. The weekend started off quite chaotic, but I was finally able to overcome the discomfort to my rib well to get this important victory. Mentally, it has been one of the most intense rounds for me, as well as one of the most difficult Sundays of the season. I am happy with how everything turned out, and I hope that in Valencia we can achieve what we have been wanting for so long.”